Ira B. Harkey Jr.

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1918 – 2006

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Who was Ira B. Harkey Jr.?

Ira B. Harkey Jr. was an author of books, professor of journalism, and editor and publisher of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Chronicle-Star from 1951 to 1963. Harkey was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1963 for his anti-segregation editorials during the civil rights crisis surrounding the admission of James Meredith, a black man, to the University of Mississippi at Oxford, Mississippi in 1962.

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Born
Jan 15, 1918
New Orleans
Also known as
  • Ira Harkey Jr.
  • Ira Harkey
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Tulane University
Lived in
  • Pascagoula
Died
Oct 8, 2006

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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